Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Garners Six Votes in USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine National Poll

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USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll (Feb. 12, 2013)

HAMDEN, Conn. – The pollsters keep favoring the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team as the Bobcats received a season-high six votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll, as announced on Tuesday, Feb. 12. 2013. Quinnipiac (17-9-3, 11-5-2 ECAC Hockey), unbeaten in their last six games (5-0-1) has now earned recognition in all three national polls as the Bobcats received two votes in the USCHO.com poll and is also ranked No. 12 in the PairWise Rankings as of Tuesday.

This marks the first time the Bobcats have received votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll since Oct. 2, 2012 when the team landed a previous season-best two votes. The team earned their laurels last weekend as the team took down No. 4 Cornell as well as Colgate from the High Point Solutions Arena.

The 4-1 win over No. 4 Cornell was just the program's second ever over a Top 5 ranked opponent, the first ever over the Big Red at home in their 20 all-time meetings, and the first victory over Cornell since Nov. 18, 2006 (14 games). The Bobcats followed with an impressive showing on Senior Day as they ended up dominating Colgate, 4-1.

Kelly Babstock and Victoria Vigilanti each took home the ECAC Hockey Player and Goaltender of the Week honors, respectively. Babstock earned her fourth Player of the Week this season after compiling five points (four goals, one assist) over the weekend including three empty-netters (one shorthanded). Vigilanti stood tall all weekend with 53 saves on 53 shots and helped limit one of the nation's most high-powered offenses in Cornell to a season-low one goal on the afternoon.

USA Today / USA Hockey Magainze Women's College Hockey Poll (Feb. 12, 2013)

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Points Last Poll Record
1 Minnesota (19) 190 1 30-0-0
2 Boston College   171 2 21-4-2
3 Boston University   139 3 18-4-3
4 Cornell   126 4 20-5-0
5 Harvard   107 5 17-3-2
6 Clarkson   101 6 23-7-0
7 North Dakota   63 8 20-10-0
8 Mercyhurst
61 7 22-6-1
9 Wisconsin   53 9 17-9-2
10 Northeastern   18 NR 15-10-0

Others receiving votes: Minnesota-Duluth 10, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY 6. 

The Bobcats hope to continue their six-game unbeaten streak this weekend as they head into St. Lawrence and No. 6 Clarkson. Quinnipiac is currently tied with the Saints the fourth and final home playoff seed heading into the ECAC Hockey Tournament while No. 6 Clarkson sits atop the ECAC Hockey point standings with 30 on the season.

Contact: Maxx McNall; maxx.mcnall@quinnipiac.edu